News Release

Celebrate the Summer Solstice and Fathers' Day with live music performances this Sunday, June, 21st, Make Music Day 2020, in Burnett and Polk Counties. Come and listen to your favorite local musicians -- all performances are outdoors, live, free, and open to the public.

In Webster, local bands will perform at The Vault, Jerry Olson's music store at the corner of Sturgeon Ave. and Main St. Sturgeon Ave. will be blocked off from Main St. to the alley behind The Vault so visitors can bring chairs to sit in the street or drive in from the south to park and listen while observing social distancing.

Webster schedule:

  • Noon: The Mikale Ahmee Trio, Al Parson Entertainment
  • 2-3 p.m. Dan Zimmer Band - Variety music from the 30s to the70s
  • 3-4 p.m. O'Shay Brothers - Irish tunes
  • 4:30 -7 p.m. $1,000 Car Band - Country, Rock, Pop
  • 7-9 p.m. Open jam

Frederic schedule:

  • 11a.m. Karen Persico, Dulcimer,  Gallery One10, 110 Wisconsin Ave, N.
  • 12 p.m. Kaptain Karl, Guitar,  musical variety
  • 1 p. m. Back Then, Larry Petersen & Craig Draxten, 107 Oak St. E. (Traditions)

At the Frederic Art Center, 310 Lake Ave South

  • 2 p.m. Tangled Web, Web Macomber & Jay Stackhouse, 
  • 3:30 p.m.- Suz & Bryce Thomson “Sing-A-Long”
  • 5 p.m. Ethan Bergstrom - guitar and harmonica, folk, rock & blues
  • 6:30 p.m. The Swongos, Tom & Lisa Mangelsen, Brian Liggett - Instrumental surf band

"We extend our heartfelt thanks to the musicians who are sharing their time and talent to support Make Music Day Burnett/Polk Wisconsin," said Harriet Rice, MMD co-coordinator along with Nancy Buley and Frederic Arts.

"Make Music Day is an annual nation- and world-wide event that's been going on for 30 years," noted Rice, continuing, "Wisconsin is one of 28 states that signed up in 2020. This is our first year participating with 15 other locations around the state. Barron is the only other northwest Wisconsin location involved."

"We welcome feedback from the community. We'd consider expanding the program to include many more musicians from the different communities in Burnett and Polk counties, but we would need more volunteers from each community to help organize and promote the event," said Rice.

Send your comments and suggestions to Harriet at studionrthwds@gmail.com  or Nancy at nancybuley@gmail.com. Plans for Make Music Day 2021 will depend on community response.  

Find out more about Make Music Day at makemusicday.org/wisconsin, and makemusicday.org/about/alliance. Make Music Day is organized by the Make Music Day Alliance and sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.


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